Waterville Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Waterville

April 14, 2018 Darleen Reid

Waterville is a city in Kennebec County of the U.S. state of Maine, United States, on the west bank of the Kennebec River. Home to Colby College and Thomas College, the population was 16,406 at the 2016 census. Waterville is also the latter of the cities which make up the Augusta-Waterville, ME Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Things to do in Waterville

1. Holy Cannoli

72 Main St, Waterville, ME 04901-6602 Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 5 - SGD 12 +1 207-877-7899
Excellent
76%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 115 reviews

Holy Cannoli

Italian Desserts, New York Style Italian Grinders, Chicken, Eggplant or Meatball Parm Subs, Lasagna and several other pasta dishes. Chicken Salad Wraps and Garden Salads.

Reviewed By Rick J - Allentown, New Jersey

Walking around in downtown Waterville we stumbled upon this wonderful Italian pastry shop. Ordered some delicious Cannoli (cheesecake and cookies and cream flavored fillings) and took them back to the hotel in Auburn. I may drive the hour it takes to get there again tomorrow just for the pastries! Wow!

2. Joseph's Fireside Steakhouse

99 W River Rd, Waterville, ME 04901-5070 Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Steakhouse, Bar, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 10 - SGD 39 +1 207-877-8325
Excellent
50%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 387 reviews

Joseph's Fireside Steakhouse

We are a slightly upscale Steakhouse that also serves a nice variety of Seafood as well as Baby Back Ribs. Our Vegetarian selection is sure to please the most delicate of pallets.

Reviewed By golftravel_11 - Fredericksburg, Virginia

Yum! Had the Fireside Salad with beef tips -- beef tips tender, done to order and plentiful! Son had stuffed haddock special. House rolls served -- all yum! Total bill $40 which is reasonable for serving size and steakhouse quality. Will go back in nicer weather so can sit on the porch and watch golfers!

3. Big G's

581 Benton Ave, Winslow, ME 04901-2612 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 207-873-7808
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 169 reviews

Big G's

Reviewed By bls517678_12 - Scarborough, Maine

everything is huge....1/2 sandwich bigger than any whole sandwich I've grabbed ahold of......delicious.....great fries great onion rings....whoopie pies and cookies the size of soft balls.... 2 half sandwiches small(huge) fry small (huge) onion rings 2 whoopie pies two drinks....$35....got 4 complete great meals out of it....DO IT....!!!!

4. Starbucks

2 Waterville Commons Dr, Waterville, ME 04901-4900 Takeout, Seating Cafe Breakfast, Dinner +1 207-861-5430
Excellent
64%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 32 reviews

Reviewed By Exploratorius - Central Maryland

We walked in to stretch our legs while beginning to head back home. The service was prompt and the drinks were good and hot.

5. 18 Below Raw Bar

18 Silver St, Waterville, ME 04901-6668 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +1 207-861-4454
Excellent
59%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 175 reviews

18 Below Raw Bar

Reviewed By emistruth - Devon, Pennsylvania

18 Below offered oysters just harvested from a bay not more than 50 miles from Waterville. The freshness was absolutely incredible as was the briny flavor. They were the very best raw oysters I have ever eaten. They were so delectable I had a second order for dessert. The salmon was delicious as well. It was perfectly cooked, flakey, and well prepared.

6. Gifford's Famous Ice Cream

170 Silver St, Waterville, ME 04901-5815 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating American +1 207-474-2257
Excellent
72%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 92 reviews

Gifford's Famous Ice Cream

Reviewed By Jennifer F

Old fashion windows welcome you to Gifford's. The staff was very friendly and patient with indecisive children. We ordered small cones which were very generous 2 scoops. We tried to tip the staff but they could not accept but suggested putting $ in chariot tin they have for veterans. Admire company that installs those values.

7. Universal Bread Bakers

19 Temple St, Waterville, ME 04901-6628 Takeout +1 207-861-9400
Excellent
92%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 25 reviews

Universal Bread Bakers

Reviewed By 66birchpoint - Enfield CT

Second visit to this tiny side street bakery; only offering is bread- round, loaf, baquette style....and all delicious and a real bargain for a HUGE loaf for $4.00!! I believe the couple are from the Ukraine....certainly from eastern Europe....and a real success story for immigrants who bring their skills to us!!

8. Asian Cafe

53 Bay St, Winslow, ME 04901-7045 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations, Serves Alcohol Asian, Thai Lunch, Dinner +1 207-877-6688
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 70 reviews

Asian Cafe

Reviewed By Scott S - Winslow, Maine

Asian Cafe is conveniently located on Bay Street in Winslow, Maine. A small, clean restaurant with very fast, friendly service, and great food!!! Noodles with egg, pineapple, green beans, cashews, baby corn, raisins, and carrots is my favorite dish loaded with flavors. I highly recommend this restaurant for eating in or take out.

9. Jorgensen's Cafe

103 Main St, Waterville, ME 04901-6621 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 207-872-8711
Excellent
28%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 42 reviews

Jorgensen's Cafe

Reviewed By CyrusMoo - Alexandria

Perhaps we should have turned around once we walked in. The person taking orders had a sour look on her face and said there was a 20-minute wait, despite the restaurant being rather empty. Well, it was more like a 45-minute wait. For nearly everyone that had ordered before us, there was a problem. Our food was quite bland. The pesto chicken wrap was more like mashed, flavorless green chicken. We both only ate half of our sandwiches.

10. Last Unicorn

8 Silver St, Waterville, ME 04901-6606 Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 207-873-9363
Excellent
46%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 144 reviews

Last Unicorn

Reviewed By jimdK9002UK - Greenville, South Carolina

Eleven people in our party (seven children). Waiting on that many children can be a little daunting, but our waitress was very patient and helpful. One in our party had some dietary restrictions and the waitress went out of her way to answer questions about food ingredients. The food was slightly above average. Adult entrees were generous and prepared very well. The scallops were reported as excellent and cooked just right. A pasta dish was good but needed more seasoning. The only disappointment was a hummus pita sandwich. The hummus had no perceptible garlic, tahini, or lemon. I honestly do not know how it passed for hummus. The children ate most of their food and said it was good. We would return but make different choices.

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